Whole30 2.0 – Week 2 Prep

fauxpho

Week one is coming to an end and I can definitely say it’s been great. The weekly cook up last Sunday helped so much with my busy schedule. Wednesday, I went to Cincinnati for a video shoot and had no problem staying completely Whole30. I also served alcohol at an event on Saturday for over 5 hours and didn’t taste the wine (I like to call that will power + the fact that it was Sutter Home, bleh!)

Solomon and I stuck to the menu we planned last week and have found some new favorite recipes: mulligatawny stew, sweet & spicy ginger-garlic chicken and the faux pho! I want some now just thinking about it.

Here is our plan for week two:

Grocery List

Produce 

  • Yellow squash (1)
  • Zucchini (5)
  • Green beans (1 lb)
  • Banana peppers (2)
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Avocado (3)
  • Red bell peppers (2)
  • Tomato
  • Spinach
  • Garlic
  • Fresh mint
  • Jalapeños (2)
  • Sweet potatoes (4 lbs)
  • Green apples (2)
  • Scallions
  • Lettuce

Canned/Shelf Life Items

  • Black olives
  • Chicken broth
  • Pecan halves
  • Mustard powder
  • Lemon juice
  • Light olive oil
  • Paprika
  • tomato paste
  • Coconut aminos
  • Coconut milk
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Wild planet canned tuna (4)

MEAT

  • Ground beef (4 lbs)
  • Chicken (4 lbs)
  • Fresh salmon
  • Ground pork

& (1) dozen eggs

Week 2 Meal Options

Breakfast – Eggs & Green apple sausage patties

Lunch – Leftovers, homemade sweet potato soup, Waldorf tuna salad & mediterranean tuna salad.

Dinner –

  • Meatza
  • Shephard’s pie
  • Pineapple chicken curry
  • Zoodles aglio et olio w/ chicken
  • Salmon w/ green beans
  • Sweet potato hash
  • Red chicken curry

Today we cooked/prepared the sweet potato soup, green apple sausages and both tunas.

Follow me on Instagram for tasty pictures of all of these meals and check back next week for a week 2 recap!

Keep Calm & Whole30 on,

 

 

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Whole30 2.0 – Week 1 Prep

imdoingthewhole30

Hello beautiful people,

I know it seems like I just did the Whole30 but I feel like it’s time to get back at it. Sort of a way to help jump start this fancy new year. I’m thrilled to be doing Whole30 again because it really helps keep my mind focused on the right foods and my habits around food. Not to mention, Solomon has decided to do this one with me!

To help you all continue to follow my health food journey I will be posting my weekly grocery list, weekly recipes, how I’m feeling and results after the 30 days. I will also share beyond this Whole30. In February, I will be doing the 21 day sugar detox. Mostly because it’s similar to the Whole30, only not as strict 😉 AND because Solomon got me the 21DSD book for Christmas and the recipes inside are too irresistible to ignore. I’m thinking by the time you all follow me through my second Whole30 you just might want to do the 21DSD with me?

Until then, here is my plan!

Week 1 Grocery List

Produce

  • Jalapeños
  • Bok Choy
  • Zucchini
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Celery
  • Orange (to zest)
  • Apples
  • Cauliflower
  • Red bell pepper
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Green onions
  • Fresh ginger

Canned/Shelf Life Items

  • Garlic powder
  • Fresh garlic
  • Sea salt
  • Tessemae’s Wing Sauce
  • Coconut Oil (unrefined)
  • Beef Broth
  • Chicken Broth
  • Tomato paste
  • Tomato sauce
  • White sesame seeds
  • Red chili flakes
  • Coconut aminos
  • Bay leaves
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Wild Planet canned tuna
  • Curry paste
  • Parsley
  • Coconut flakes
  • Arrowroot powder
  • Curry powder
  • Chili powder
  • Ground all spice
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Coconut Milk
  • Crushed/diced tomatos
  • Santa Cruz Apple Sauce

MEAT

  • Ground beef (2)
  • Chicken breasts (6 lbs)
  • Pork Ribs (2 lbs)
  • Beef stew meat (2 lbs)

& 3 dozen eggs

(I might have forgotten some items on the list because I try to keep the essentials stocked in the pantry.)

Week 1 Meal Options

Breakfast- Eggs, however you like em’. I cook mine in coconut oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, cayenne and a ton of spinach. We will also have buffalo chicken egg muffins.

Lunch- Left over dinners, Wild Planet tuna, Veggies (raw)

Dinner-

That’s it for week 1! I cooked the buffalo chicken egg muffins, spaghetti meat sauce, spaghetti squash, mulligatawny stew and cinnamon beef stew today (Sunday). The other meals will be made the day of.

Follow me on Instagram for tasty pictures of all of these meals and check back next week for a week 1 recap!

Keep Calm & Whole30 on my friends

 

H

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Whole30 Tips & Tricks

I’m assuming you’re here because you’ve decided to take on the Whole30 Challenge. Or at least do some research before diving in head first. (Which I highly recommend!)

Tips:

First, read everything on Whole9 for rules, regulations and motivation to really get started.

Now…

Get in the right mindset. And stay there. You’re doing this for a reason, right?

Plan an entire weeks meals once a week. Meal planning will save you from feeling completely lost when a craving attacks.

Rid your kitchen of all temptation! Yes, get rid of ALL non-Whole30 foods. NOW.

Go to the grocery and get everything you need once a week. Don’t drive yourself crazy with 7 trips a week. It’s painful and discouraging.

Who cares about the nutrition label. READ THE INGREDIENTS! Don’t try to justify something because you can “kinda” pronounce it.

Stick to your meal plan NO MATTER WHAT.

Make large portions so you have enough for multiple meals.

Stay away from restaurants if this is your first whole30. They use a lot of sneaky ingredients that you can no longer eat.

Work through cravings. They’ll be gone within 5 minutes.

Stay hydrated… with water.

Chew your food and really enjoy it. After all you spend time making it.

Gather a huge variety of recipes before you start. Pick a few every week and the 30 days will fly by.

Stay positive!

And remember, you are what you eat.

Whole30 Emergency Snacks

*Always check the ingredients!!

I’m going to go ahead and tell you to stock up on these essential snacks. They will be your savior over the next 30 days.

Larabars: Apple Pie, Banana Bread, Cocount cream pie, Carrot Cake, Cherry Pie, Pecan Pie

Steve’s Paleo goods

SAnta Cruz Organic Apple Sauce

Gourmet Grass Fed

Paleo Pacs

Hard boiled eggs

Nuts Nuts Nuts

Washed and ready to grab chopped veggies

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